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Wax Lip Orchid


Wax Lip Orchid
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Copyright: Carl Santilli (santers1) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 26] (114)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS-DX, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-14 3:43
Viewed: 3914
Points: 4
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Glossodia major

Wax Lip Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae

Glossodia major is a terrestrial orchid endemic to eastern Australia. It is found in a range of habitats, from heath to open forest sandstone.

Glossodia major has a single flower usually 30-40mm across, but can be up to 60mm. It is borne at the end of a stalk up to 20cm or more high. The colour ranges from purple to mauve, becoming white in the centre of the floral parts.

The single leaf can be 10-20cm long, oblong and hairy, rising from the base of the stalk.

Glossodia major flowers from July to September.


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great, just saw it as well, tFS Ori

Preciosa y delicada flor Carl; supongo que tiene dificultades para su captura
fotográfica y más aún hecha con los artificial, al menos eso me parece. Algo justa
de profundidad de campo. Preciosas tonalidades azules.
Un saludo desde españa y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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